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Religion (grouped)

  • Mnemonic reference


  • Applicability


  • Type

    Derived variable


This is a person’s current religion, or if the person does not have a religion, 'no religion'.  No determination is made about whether a person was a practicing member of a religion.  Unlike other census questions where missing answers are imputed, this question was voluntary, and where no answer was provided the response is categorised as 'not stated'.


Total number of categories 10

The categories in this classification may have been combined within the tables. See Religion Classification for a detailed classification list.

Code Name
1 No religion
2 Christian
3 Buddhist
4 Hindu
5 Jewish
6 Muslim
7 Sikh
8 Other religion
9 Religion not stated
X No code required- comprises schoolchildren and full-time students living away from home during term time.